BDNY Honors Manufacturers with 2016 Best of BDNY Product Design Awards and Best Exhibit Honors

/BDNY Honors Manufacturers with 2016 Best of BDNY Product Design Awards and Best Exhibit Honors

BDNY Honors Manufacturers with 2016 Best of BDNY Product Design Awards and Best Exhibit Honors

|2016-12-06T10:53:15+00:00December 6th, 2016|

Cincinnati, OH, December 5, 2016 – Two dozen manufacturers/marketers of inventive design elements for hospitality interiors received Best of BDNY Product Design Awards at Boutique Design New York (BDNY), held November 13-14, 2016, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Twelve of BDNY’s 615 exhibitors received Best Exhibit honors.

The Best of BDNY Product Design Awards recognize designers and manufacturers of products introduced to the hospitality design market in the past year that demonstrate functional and aesthetic progress and, above all, innovation in their respective category. Winners in 10 product categories are selected by a jury of design professionals; trade fair attendees vote on-site to determine the Best in Show Award winner.

The 2016 Best of BDNY Product Design Award winners are:

Best in ShowVia Motif for Hand-Cast Resin Tiles

Architectural Materials Winner – Ultraglas, Inc. for PurpleRainGlas Finalist – MOZ Designs, Inc. for Laser Cut Metals

Art & Accessories Winner – Kalisher for “The Chief” Finalist – Atares Mosaics for Angled Natural Marble Mosaic

Bath/Spa Winner – Brasstech for Ginger – Lineal Valet Hook Finalist – MTI Baths for Continuum Finalist – Native Trails for Nipomo

Fabric Winner – Justin David Textiles for Nimbus Finalist – Brentano for Solstice

Flooring Winner – Fameed Khalique for Alumalux Finalist – Durkan for Arielle Collection

Furniture Winner – D’style Hospitality Furnishings for Eli Lounge Chair Finalist – Marquis Seating for Colette Side Chair Finalist – Artone for Viaggio

Lighting Winner – SONNEMAN—A Way of Light for Suspenders Finalist – Littman Brands Contract for Archetto Finalist – Hennepin Made for Vela Pendant

Other Winner – Metro Light & Power for Cloc Bloc Finalist – HearthCabinet Ventless Fireplaces for Horizon

Outdoor Winner – Sandler Seating for Riverside Finalist – IN2GREEN for Indoor/Outdoor Collection

Wallcovering Winner – Fameed Khalique for Embroidered Raffia Wallcovering Finalist – Garrett Leather for Alpine Tiles, Cast Panels, and Pitched Panels

The Best of BDNY Product Design competition was judged by Kelly Gaddes, director, interior design, CR architecture + design; Monica Meade, interior design manager, Marriott International; and Angela M. Denney, vice president – interior design, FRCH Design Worldwide.

“This was by far our largest competition yet for excellence in hospitality product design, and our judges were impressed with this year’s entrants demonstrating innovativeness in design, adaptability to changing market demands and design execution,” said Michelle Finn, president of Hospitality Media Group (HMG), which produces BDNY and sister trade fair BDwest, held each spring in Los Angeles. “We congratulate the winners and finalists who’ve been recognized as the “best new products” for hospitality, at BDNY.”


Twelve BDNY exhibitors received Best Exhibit honors at this year’s trade fair. Displays were judged on creativity in design, visual impact, effective and efficient use of materials and the outstanding use of space, color, texture, lighting and graphics.

The 2016 Best Exhibit at BDNY Award winners are: In2Green, Jaclo, LDF Silk and Moore + Giles.

Finalists include Cut Maps, Decolav, Mexa, Philip Jefferies, Ren Wil, Sapphire Chandelier, Tri-kes and Uhuru.

Exhibit judges included Meagan Hurst, senior designer, STUDIO McCORMACK; Steve Rugo, principal, RUGO / RAFF LTD. ARCHITECTS; and David Shove-Brown, partner, //3877.

Both awards programs will resume during the fifth annual BDwest, April 5-6, 2017, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Information about exhibitors, social events, conference sessions, speakers and attendee registration will be available at as details are confirmed.

To learn more about exhibiting at BDNY or BDwest, contact Nicole Panzeca, 513.263.9307,

About HMG

HMG is a privately held company serving the global hospitality and related industries and specializing in trade fairs, conferences and event management and development. Events in the HMG portfolio include: BDNY; BDwest; management of HX: The Hotel Experience (formerly IHMRS); Boutique Design Forums; Boutique 18; Senior Lifestyle Design Match; and sponsorship of the Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design.

BDNY is produced by HMG in partnership with the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), Hotel Association of New York City (HANYC), and New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association (NYSH&TA); and in association with the Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA), the International Society of Hospitality Purchasers (ISHP), the Hospitality Industry Network (NEWH), and the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC).

Contact: Rachel Miller

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